Mercedes-Benz Expands Its Indian Lineup With GLB and EQB SUVs

Modified On Dec 02, 2022 01:33 PM By Ansh for Mercedes-Benz GLB

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The GLB three-row SUV arrives with the choice of petrol and diesel engines, while the EQB is an all-electric model

  • EQB is the electrified version of the GLB SUV which debuted in 2019.

  • Mercedes-Benz has priced the GLB from Rs 63.8 lakh (ex-showroom).

  • The EQB has a starting price of Rs 74.5 lakh (ex-showroom).

  • The GLB gets the choice of a 1.3-litre petrol and a 2-litre diesel engine.

  • The EQB comes with a 66.5kWh battery pack with a WLTP-claimed range of 423km.

Mercedes-Benz has launched the much-awaited GLB along with its electric version, the EQB, in India. Both mid-size luxury SUVs offer a seven-seater layout and while this is not rare for ICE models, the EQB is the first of its kind in India.

Price

Model 

Ex-showroom price 

Mercedes-Benz GLB

GLB 200 petrol 

Rs 63.8 lakh

GLB 220d diesel 

Rs 66.8 lakh

GLB 220d 4Matic AMG Line 

Rs 69.8 lakh

Mercedes-Benz EQB

EQB 300 4Matic 

Rs 74.5 lakh

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What Are They Powered By?

The GLB SUV gets both petrol and diesel engine options. Its ‘200’ variant gets a 1.3-litre petrol engine and the 220d variants are powered by a 2-litre diesel unit. The diesel one also gets the choice of AWD in its top trim.

Mercedes-Benz GLB

The EQB is the carmaker’s first electric seven-seater SUV with a 66.5kWh battery pack and a dual motor setup offering a WLTP-claimed range of 423km. The electric SUV’s battery can be juiced up from empty to 80 per cent in 32 minutes with a charging capacity of up to 100kW.

Mercedes-Benz EQB

The output and performance figures of both these SUVs are mentioned in the table below.

Specifications

GLB 200

GLB 220d

GLB 220d 4MATIC AMG

EQB 300 AWD

Max Power

163PS

190PS

190PS

228PS

Max Torque

250Nm

400Nm

400Nm

390Nm

Range

-

-

-

423km

0-100kmph

9.1 seconds

7.7 seconds

7.6 seconds

8 seconds

Transmission

7-speed DCT

9-speed AT

9-speed AT

Single speed AT

Design Language

Both SUVs are over 4.6 metres long with small differences in proportions between them. They look identical except for the EV-specific touches on the EQB. Both have distinctive rear end styling as well, with the EQB getting Mercedes’ most modern design language. The midsize SUVs have a muscular look overall.

Features

Mercedes-Benz GLB Cabin

The GLB and EQB SUVs have very similar cabin layouts. In both, you’ll see dual 10.25-inch displays, for the instrumentation and the infotainment. It also features a 10-speaker sound system, ambient lighting, powered front seats with memory function, panoramic sunroof, dual zone climate control and wireless phone charging. In terms of safety equipment, it gets multiple airbags, electronic stability control (ESC) and ADAS.

Rivals

The GLB can be considered a rival to the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3 while the EQB has no direct rival in the country.

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